Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Wisdom Lane teachers, Kathleen Auer and Carole Going, are 2 of the 97 accomplished educators from New York State who achieved National Board Certification this year from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Kathleen earned her certification in English Language Arts/Early Adolescence and Carole earned her certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood.
Kathleen has taught 6th grade ELA for the past 26 years, and Caroline has taught Special Education for the past 20 years. Both teachers have worked at Wisdom Lane for their entire careers.
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) earn their recognition as outstanding educators through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement. There are more than 125,000 NBCTs nationwide.
Candidates for national certification must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, teaching practice, and use of data and assessments. Mrs. Auer and Mrs. Going completed the certification process in three years. They submitted portfolio entries, computer-based assessments, and standards-based evidence of successful teaching strategies to demonstrate mastery in their content areas.
"These new National Board Certified Teachers will continue to change the way students learn, and their proven ability to be the best teachers they can be will have a ripple effect on their schools and their communities for years to come," said Peggy Brookins, NBCT, President and CEO of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
Kathleen and Carole received support in their pursuit of national certification from a cohort provided through the Great Neck Schools Teacher Center. They also received financial assistance from a New York State Shanker Grant that helped pay for application fees and related expenses.
Congratulations Carole and Kathleen on all of your hard work and for obtaining what is considered to be the gold standard of recognition for teaching excellence.